Zenonia 2 Android App Review: Close Enough to a Final Fantasy
Although Square Enix still evades the Android Market from a Final Fantasy title (or a SquareEnix title even), gamers using Android phones search for that elusive game that can feed their RPG needs. Unfortunately, Epic Games’ Infinity Blade is still cold about the idea of bringing the game to the Android turf, bringing the game out of the equation. So that leaves us with a handful or great RPG games for Android phones.
Today GADG will be talking about GAMEVIL Inc.’s Zenonia 2, the sequel to the popular mobile app game — Zenonia. Taking off from its flaws from its prequel, Zenonia, the game improved two-folds and promises an epic adventure with action-packed fights, a sweet game progression system, and a wicked PvP mode that will pit you up against the best in the world. There are also more than 1,000 items waiting to be picked up, so that’s something to look out for as you play throughout the game.
The most apparent improvement from its previous iteration is the game controls. Zenonia players had a lot of issues with the game’s controls as most of it seem fit with a keypad. But developer GAMEVIL Inc. learned from their mistakes and improved the game controls with a better d-pad, and a more intuitive and easy-to-use interface.
The game provides variety, as players are able to choose from four unique characters: Lu the Paladin, who has high defense power, and uses a holy sword and shield; Ecne the Shooter, who performs swift attacks with high levels of agility and capable of doing ranged damage; Morpice the Magician, who uses the arcane arts; and Daza the Warrior, who uses explosive internal abilities to conquer foes.
Players will find that game progression in Zenonia 2 can be quite a challenging, yet fun experience as hundreds of passive and active abilities are up for grabs once a character levels up. This may seem a little like a grinding task, but leveling in Zenonia 2 can be quite easy as each stage provides several enemies which you can kill and gain experience points from.
You may get a little disappointed with the graphics especially if you base it from the rendering of the game’s logo. If you’re looking for something similar to Infinity Blade, well Zenonia 2 isn’t exactly the one. However, the simple anime-like graphics can be a welcoming art direction for a side-to-side, top-to-bottom, scrolling game, as it presents a fun, enjoyable atmosphere. Just imagine it’s the 90’s PlayStation One era again, or better yet, think of it as Pokemon or Disgaea.
Finally, there’s the PvP option. There’s nothing much to say here since the story unfolds once you battle it out against online players. Perhaps the only time it becomes frustrating is when your Internet connection starts to fail. Once it does, it’s practically game over for you.
Overall, Zenonia 2 is a fun rpg that deserves some megabyte space on your phones. It’s got a nice degree of variety, a time-consuming, yet worthy game progression system, plus other features that gives all the right moves, giving the game depth and a high replay value.
GADG Android App Review Score: 8.5/10